Medical Requirements for International Students








Send vaccination records to Student Health Services:

(806) 743-1071

Student Wellness Center
1003 Flint Ave.
BOX 43095
Lubbock, TX 79409-3095

In Person:
Student Wellness Center
1003 Flint Ave
Lubbock, Texas

  • Write your Texas Tech “R” number and the semester you are entering Texas Tech on this form (e.g. Spring 2012) before submitting it.
  • Please submit your documentation to Student Health Services as soon as you are admitted AND have decided to come to Texas Tech, but at least two weeks before your intended registration date (even if that date is during Red Raider Orientation).
International students cannot register for classes, even during Red Raider Orientation, until Student Health Services has received documentation that they have met the following medical clearance requirements.

Medical Requirements for International Students

  • TB Test

    Documentation of a PPD (Mantoux) skin test for tuberculosis administered, interpreted, and reported in millimeters (mm) in the United States regardless of prior BCG vaccination or an IGRA TB blood test. For students entering Texas Tech in the Spring, Summer or Fall 2012, the TB test must be administered on or after September 1, 2011.

  • -AND-

    • Meningitis Vaccine

      The Texas legislature has changed the Meningitis Vaccination requirements for incoming students to exclude students who are 22 years old and older. For all others, this vaccine must have been administered during the five-year period prior to, but no later than, ten days before the first day of classes of the semester they will enter Texas Tech. If you have had a meningococcal vaccine, but it was administered longer ago than described above, you must receive another dose of the vaccine.

    • MMR Vaccine

      Documentation of TWO DOSES of MEASLES/MUMPS/RUBELLA (MMR) vaccine:

      • FIRST DOSE – Administered since January 1, 1968 and on or after the first birthday.
      • SECOND DOSE – Administered at least 28 days after the first dose.


    • Documented Immunity

      • MEASLES AND MUMPS DISEASE – By documented physician-diagnosed history of the disease or blood test (titer) showing protective antibodies.
      • RUBELLA – By blood test (titer) showing a protective antibody. (Physician-diagnosed history of rubella is not acceptable as proof of immunity.)